“How can conservatives win the youth vote that overwhelmingly went for Barack Obama in 2008? At the Conservative Political Action Conference, apparently, some are betting on using racial stereotypes....[Author] Jason Mattera...mocked what he described, with a Chris Rock voice, as “diversity,” including, he said, college classes on 'cyber feminism' and 'what it means to be a feminist new black man.'....Offering up a slogan, he adopted the Chris Rock voice again: 'Get your government off my freedom!' Can we save our generation from Obama zombies, he asked. He answered himself by borrowing the president’s campaign slogan: 'Yes, my brothahs and sistahs. Yes we can!'” -- From a February 18 nytimes.com “Caucus” blog post by reporter Kate Zernike while covering the Conservative Political Action Conference, a post headlined “CPAC Speaker Bashes Obama, in Racial Tones.” Jason Mattera is from Brooklyn and used his own voice, not a “Chris Rock voice,” when making his anti-Obama gibes.
Times Touts Pro-Obama "Coffee Party," Denigrated Anti-Tax Tea Party Rallies
“Fed up with government gridlock, but put off by the flavor of the Tea Party, people in cities across the country are offering an alternative: the Coffee Party....‘I’m in shock, just the level of energy here,’ said the founder, Annabel Park, a documentary filmmaker who lives outside Washington. ‘In the beginning, I was actively saying, “Get in touch with us, start a chapter.” Now I can’t keep up. We have 300 requests to start a chapter that I have not been able to respond to.’” -- Times reporter Kate Zernike’s March 2 story on the newly-launched “Coffee Party” movement, begun by Park, who worked for Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008.
“Although organizers insisted they had created a nonpartisan grass-roots movement, others argued that these parties were more of the Astroturf variety -- an occasion largely created by the clamor of cable news and fueled by the financial and political support of current and former Republican leaders.” -- Reporter Liz Robbins in the paper’s first report on the Tea Party protests, April 16, 2009, nearly two months after the movement began.